1. What does the woman want to do?
A. Eat more meat. B. Get more vegetables.
C. Have a salad.
2. Who is the youngest?
A. Martha B. The woman.
3. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Employer and employee. B. Father and daughter.
C. Husband and wife.
4. What time is the man’s class?
A. At 11:15 p.m. B. At 11:45 p.m.
C. At 12:00.
5. Why is the woman using two computers?
A. She is reading about Bill Gates.
B. She just came up with the idea herself.
C. She wants to be more efficient.
6. What does the man think of the apartment?
A. It’s exactly what he wants. B. It’s too expensive.
C. The rooms should be larger.
7. What is nearby?
A. Many apartments. B. A parking lot.
C. A park.
8. When does the man leave his house during the week?
A. At 6:00 a.m. B. At 6:15 a.m.
C. At 9:00 a.m.
9. Why does the man go to the gym?
A. He prefers to shower there. B. It makes him energetic.
C. It’s the only time he can exercise.
10. Who might Molly be?
A. The man’s wife. B. The woman’s daughter.
C. The woman.
11. What is the man doing in the conversation?
A. He is ordering a drink. B. He is serving customers.
C. He is buying things at a store.
12. What did the man’s mother teach him?
A. One should pay others for the work they do.
B. Being nice has rewards.
C. One should do his job well.
13. What does the man say about the woman?
A. She’s sweet. B. She’s not very nice.
C. She’s friendly.
14. What does the woman do for a living?
A. She’s a teacher. B. She’s a travel writer.
C. She’s still a student.
15. How long is the speakers’ vacation?
A. Two months long. B. Three months long.
C. One month long.[:]
16. What does the woman like to do with photos?
A. Post them on Facebook. B. Put them in a box.
C. Put them up on her wall.
17. What is true about the woman’s vacation plan?
A. She will travel by plane. B. She will go to many places.
C. She is going to Europe.
18. When did Beckham start his professional career?
A. At age 13. B. At age 19.
C. At age 17.
19. What happened in the year 1997?
A. Beckham met Victoria Adams. B. Beckham got married.
C. Beckham was a finalist for Play of the Year.
20. According to the talk, what is Beckham’s wife famous for?
A. Her modeling career. B. Her singing career.
C. Her fashion designs.
21. It is apparent that an equal ________ of the educational resources is what
the public need badly nowadays.
A. contribution B. distribution C. location D. separation
22. China will stay firmly _______ to strengthening its own nuclear security
capability, ________ the government’s regulatory capacity and ______ investments
in relevant technological development and human resources.
A. committed; enhance; increase B. committing; enhancing; increasing
C. committing; enhance; increase D. committed; enhancing; increasing
23. Easy _________ being in love is, ______ is not. It is to be cherished.
A. although; being married B. as; to be married
C. although; to be married D. as; being married
24. If time permits, I’ll go shopping tonight. If _______, __________.
A. no; no B. not; no C. not; not D. no; not
25. Every American who helps to “make it” also knows the fear of failure,
_______the uncertainty inevitably implies comparison between the haves and the
have-nots, the stars and the anonymous crowd.
A. when B. if C. because D. while
26. Actually, there are grammatical mistakes many students make ________ keep
them from writing the good compositions.
A. what B. that C. who D. whether
27. __________cooking, the recently designed Biogas can also be used to heat
and for lighting devices.
A. In addition to B. In spite of C. In terms of D. With regard to
28. According to Global Blue, a tax-free shopping consultancy, Chinese shoppers
were said to be the biggest overseas spenders in the year 2013, each customer
________ an average of ￡1,367 per transaction.
A. spent B. to spend C. spending D. has spent
29. High property prices and economic development have begun to change China’s
_______ preference for sons, leading to a rise in the number of Chinese parents
who say they would prefer a daughter.
A. conventional B. additional C. occasional D. optional
30. It is clear, for example, that the carbon cost of transporting tomatoes from
Spain to the UK is less than ________ of producing them in the UK with
additional heating and lighting.
A. the one B. ones C. that D. it
31. I’m now applying to graduate school, ________ means someday I’ll return to a
profession __________ people need to be nice to me in order to get________ they
A. that, which, what B. what, that, where
C. which, where, what D. which, what, that
32. As a rule, we see our kids’ college background as a prize _______________
how well we’ve raised them.
A. demonstrating B. allocating C. advocating D. cultivating
33. He was so busy then that after a long delay, she ____ replying to my
A got away with B got back at C got round to D got by
34. If it were the fact that she _________the yesterday’s lecture even though
she was seriously ill, we would give her high praise.
A. attended B. had attended C. was attending D. were attending
35. --- I’m not sure whether I should help LiLei with his essay.
--- I don’t think so. ________________.
A. The world is his oyster.
B. Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
C. He has butterflies in his stomach.
D. It costs you an arm and a leg.
Generally speaking, relationships make or break us. From the quality of ourf
amily time to our ___36___ at work, our relationships are largely ___37___ for
our career success or failure. Here are some ___38___ to help you develop good
relationships with others.
Usually, people who focus on themselves when interacting with others ___39___
build positive lasting relationships. Instead, they should learn to become good
____40____ and encourage others to talk about themselves.
All the skills and education in the world will never ___41___ anyone as much as
sincere, heartfelt care for them. ___42___, few things have a more positive
effect on others than finding out and remembering things about them. Knowing a
lot about people is a real ___43___ of your care for them, and it creates a
Give your relationship something positive when you meet, such as ideas,
opportunities, and resources. Besides ___45___, be willing to receive from the
other person. In fact, one of the best ways to start a relationship is to ask
for advice or a favor. Everyone loves to show his ___46___ knowledge and
authority on a subject, because it makes him feel honored and respected.
Try to use conflict as a tool, not a ___47___. The ___48___ of conflict in a
relationship is natural and healthy. Damage only occurs when we react ___49___
to it. To learn more about the other person and find a solution that ___50___
both of you, relationships could become stronger and deeper.
Relationships break up quickly when others can’t ___51___ you, so say what you
mean and ___52___ your word. Few things damage a friendship more severely than
breaking a ___53___.
If people know more about the value of good relationships, they can achieve both
personal satisfaction and ___54___ success. If you aren’t naturally ___55___ in
this area, don’t worry. You can learn to improve them in your life and career.
36. A. communications B. Interactions C. Conversations D. chats
37. A. reliable B. dependable C. responsible D. blame
38. A. descriptions B. advice C. guidelines D. explanation
39. A. possibly B. probably C. likely D. rarely
40. A. listeners B. speakers C. announcers D. lecturers
41. A. show B. express C. impress D. make
42. A. Therefore B. However C. Plus D. Otherwise
43. A. performance B. appearance C. display D. growth
44. A. effect B. bond C. result D. influence
45. A. giving B. getting C. taking D. bringing
46. A. useful B. unique C. practical D. expert
47. A. equipment B. facility C. device D. weapon
48. A. concept B. absence C. presence D. assistance
49. A. inappropriately B. abnormally C. impolitely D. illegally
50. A. serves B. affects C. influences D. helps
51. A. count in B. count on C. figure out D. figure in
52. A. stick in B. stick to C. stick out D. stick by
53. A. trust B. comment C. balance D. remark
54. A. private B. total C. professional D. wonderful
55. A. great B. good C. proper D. gifted
Spring Willow Farm is designed to educate the public about farm operation, farm
history, and issues facing farmers today.
We are open every day of the year, except holidays. The grounds are open
year-round from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Visitors can access the buildings on
most days between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with a reduced schedule during the
winter months. Please call the farm or visit our website for a current schedule
of events, classes, and opening times.
Visiting the farm
Visitors are free to tour the farm on their own. Maps are available at the
information desk in the Main Building. Guided tours are included in the cost of
admission. Tours leave from the Main Building front entrance at 10:30 a.m. and
2:00 p.m. daily.
The ground floor of the Main Building contains exhibits explaining daily farm
life in different periods of history, with displays showing farm tools, kitchen
and other household utensils（用具）, photographs, and more. Also in the Main
Building is the Farm Gift Shop. Available for sale are a variety of books on
farming and farm life as well as reproductions of old photographs and historical
In the cow barn（棚舍）,visitors can watch milking demonstrations（示范）every
afternoon. The horse and goat barns are also open to visitors. Please note: Our
animals are used to attention from people and enjoy being petted, but use
caution. Please don’t tease the animals, and please don’t feed them.
Spring willow Farm offers classes on various aspects of farming and farm history
two evenings a week throughout the year. In addition, classes on special
subjects related to farming can be arranged for your club or group. Please
contact the Education Office for further information.
56. While touring the farm, visitors are allowed to ______.
A. buy some souvenirs B. feed the animals
C. adopt the animals D. do the milking
57. What is Spring Willow Farm used as?
A. A winter school. B. A botanical garden.
C. An amusement park. D. An education center.
One of the most practical parts of my college education(and my entire education)
was my student teaching. For six months, I gradually took over until I was
completely teaching the class. It wasn’t quite the same as a real teaching job.
However, it was definitely a good way to get some real world experience. School
should prepare students for the job market. Therefore, are our kids receiving
enough practical education so they can be successful in the real world?
When teaching kids, it’s important to be able to have a purpose for everything
we teach. As parents and teachers, we should ask ourselves: what can this be
used for when kids enter the job market? I can think about a college class I
took where we had to analyze various movies. I honestly can’t think of how
analyzing “Rambo” benefited me. Perhaps, I would have been better off taking an
auto shop class or a carpentry class. After all, I can’t change a tire and I’m
completely incapable when it comes to using power tools.The Guardian points out
that the current generation is one of the most educated but lacks the skills to
mend a hole in a shirt or put up a shelf. We have become a society that hires
someone else to do these basic tasks. So how can we fix this?
Perhaps, learning how to think is not enough. Rather than focusing on
standardized tests so much, schools need to give students more practical
application. Cooking is actually helpful when teaching children about fractions,
measuring and multiplication. Students can learn how to double a recipe and see
the relationship between 1/4 and 1/3 cup. As kids get into the upper grades,
money management should be a focus. Making a budget and learning about interest
rates are good ideas. I used to give my students real restaurant menus and a
budget. They had to come up with what they could buy, including the tip with a
set amount of money. In college, rather than only focus on the craft of writing,
I wish I would have learned more about marketing and publishing my writing.
Finally, internships（实习）in both high school and college should be required.
It appears that some high schools are doing a better job of preparing students
for the real world. For instance, according to NBC News, in Michigan, “the Utica
Center for Science and Industry uses technology to prepare students for
automotive and military industry jobs.” The program aims to combine students’
skills with employers’ needs. Students take optional courses in areas such as
“multimedia, engineering or mechatronics” and also take part in activities where
there isn’t one right answer. For me, giving kids the opportunity to create is
the key point. So far, the program is showing success.[:.]
According to a Gallup poll, fifty-seven percent of American workers say “the
type of work they do generally” does not require “ a bachelor’s or a more
advanced degree.” Therefore, if a college degree isn’t helping the majority of
Americans at their job, then what is required? Many jobs require a skill.
Electricians and contractors have specific skills that allow them to complete
their jobs. Whether students go to a four-year school or not, I think it’s
important for everyone to have a skill. After all, a Forbes article states that
half of college graduates are working at jobs that don’t require a degree.
Clearly, being smart and qualified isn’t always enough to make it in the real
I’m going to encourage my kids to go to college and earn a degree. I’m also
going to encourage them to think outside of the box and give them a practical
education too. After all, you never know where life will take you.
58. The author mentions his student teaching in order to ______.
A. show his experiences in teaching
B. tell us the importance of experiences
C. introduce the topic of the text
D. advise us to learn well at school
59. What does the underlined word “Rambo” in the second paragraph refer to?
A. Name of a film. B. A film producer.
C. A kind of plants. D. Name of a subject.
60. From the passage we know the author emphasizes _______ in high schools.
A. teaching students how to think
B. providing students with more actual practice in life
C. learning more about cooking for students
D. giving students real restaurant menus
61. What does the Gallup poll show us?
A. More and more Americans hate to go to school.
B. American schools don’t prepare their students for their jobs.
C. Most of the rich Americans don’t graduate from colleges.
D. Most of American jobs do not require high degrees.
62. What’s the topic of this passage?
A. No one is too sure about his or her own life.
B. More practical education should be given to students.
C. college degree is more important than anything else.
D. Half of college graduates don’t live on their degree.
Richard Satava, program manager for advanced medical technologies, has been a
driving force in bringing virtual reality to medicine, where computers create a
“virtual” or simulated environment for surgeons and other medical practitioners.
“With virtual reality we’ll be able to put a surgeon in every trench,” said
Satava. He envisaged（设想）a time when soldiers who are wounded fighting overseas
are put in mobile surgical units equipped with computers.
The computers would transmit images of the soldiers to surgeons back in the U.S.
The surgeons would look at the soldier through virtual reality helmets that
contain a small screen displaying the image of the wound. The doctors would
guide robotic instruments in the battlefield mobile surgical unit that operate
on the soldier.
Although Satava’s vision may be years away from standard operating procedure,
scientists are progressing toward virtual reality surgery. Engineers at an
international organization in California are developing a tele-operating device.
As surgeons watch a three-dimensional image of the surgery, they move
instruments that are connected to a computer, which passes their movements to
robotic instruments that perform the surgery. The computer provides feedback to
the surgeon on force, textures, and sound.
These technological wonders may not yet be part of the community hospital
setting but increasingly some of the machinery is finding its way into civilian
medicine. At Wayne State University Medical School, surgeon Lucia Zamorano takes
images of the brain from computerized scans and uses a computer program to
produce a 3-D image. She can then maneuver the 3-D image on the computer screen
to map the shortest, least invasive surgical path to the tumor. Zamorano is also
using technology that attaches a probe to surgical instruments so that she can
track their positions. While cutting away a tumor deep in the brain, she watches
the movement of her surgical tools in a computer graphics image of the patient’s
brain taken before surgery.
During these procedures—operations that are done through small cuts in the body
in which a miniature camera and surgical tools are maneuvered—surgeons are
wearing 3-D glasses for a better view. And they are commanding robot surgeons to
cut away tissue more accurately than human surgeons can.
Satava says, “We are in the midst of a fundamental change in the field of
63. According to Richard Satava, the application of virtual reality to medicine
A. will greatly improve medical conditions on the battlefield.
B. can raise the spirits of soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
C. will enable surgeons to be physically present on every battlefield.
D. can shorten the time for operations on soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
64. Richard Satava has visions of ______
A. wounded soldiers being operated on by specially trained surgeons.
B. wounded soldiers being saved by doctors wearing virtual reality helmets on
C. using a remote-control technique to treat wounded soldiers fighting overseas.
D. setting up mobile surgical units overseas.
65.Virtual reality operations are an improvement on conventional surgery in that
A. cause less pain to the wounded.
B. are done by robot surgeons with greater precision.
C. will make human surgeons’ work less tedious.
D. allow the patient to recover more quickly.
After breakfast the boys wandered out into the playground. Here the day-boys
were gradually assembling. They were sons of the local clergy, of the officers
at the depot, and of such manufactures or men of business as the old town
possessed. Presently a bell rang, and they all trooped into school. This
consisted of a large, long room at opposite ends of which two undermasters
conducted the second and third forms, and of a smaller one, leading out of it,
used by Mr. Watson, who taught the first form. To attach the preparatory to the
senior school these three classes were known officially, on speech days and in
reports, as upper, middle, and lower second. Philip was put in the last. The
master, a red-faced man with a pleasant voice, was called Rice; he had a
cheerful manner with boys, and the time passed quickly. Philip was surprised
when it was quarter to eleven and they were let out for ten minutes’ rest.
The whole school rushed noisily into the playground. The new boys were told to
go into the middle, while the others stationed themselves along opposite walls.
They began to play Pig in the Middle. The old boys ran from wall to wall while
the new boys tried to catch them: when one was seized and the mystic words
said—one, two, three and a pig for me—he became a prisoner and, turning sides,
helped to catch those who were still free. Philip saw a boy running past and
tried to catch him, but his limp gave him no chance; and the runners taking
their opportunity, made straight for the ground he covered. Then one of them had
the brilliant idea of imitating Philip’s clumsy run. Other boys saw it and began
to laugh; then they all copied the first; and they ran round Philip, limping
comically, screaming with shrill laughter. They lost their heads with the
delight of their new amusement, and choked with helpless merriment. One of them
tripped Philip up and he fell, heavily as he always fell, and cut his knee. They
laughed all the louder when he got up. A boy pushed him from behind, and he
would have fallen again if another had not caught him. The game was forgotten in
the entertainment of Philip’s deformity. Philip was completely scared. He could
not make out why they were laughing at him. His heart beat so that he could
hardly breathe, and he was more frightened than he had ever been in his life. He
stood still stupidly while the boys ran round him, mimicking and laughing; they
shouted to him to try and catch them; but he did not move. He did not want them
to see him run any more. He was using all his strength to prevent himself from
66. From the beginning of the passage we learn that _______.
A. All pupils lived in the school
B. the school only accepted day-boys
C. Philip’s class was part of the senior school
D. the school had only three classes
67. What was Philip’s reaction to his class?
A. He seemed to have enjoyed it. B. He found his class surprising.
C. He thought class was too short. D. He wanted to change class.
68. In the game Philip lost his ground because______.
A. the game wasn’t fit for new boys like him
B. he could not run as quickly as other boys
C. he did not know the rules of the game
D. the playground wasn’t big enough for the game
69. What did the boys do after Philip lost his ground?
A. They continued with the game. B. They stopped and went inside.
C. They stopped to make fun of him. D. They changed to another game.
70. How did Philip feel in the end?
A. He was ashamed of himself. B. He was very nervous.
C. He felt himself stupid. D. He was really horrified.
Where would we be without the Internet? We certainly wouldn’t be at once
messaging someone we met six years ago. We also wouldn’t be able to form a
sentence using only symbols like Jor L. Before the Internet came into being,
there was no such thing as “unfriending” someone.
We no longer require homes, bars, offices or cafes to keep in touch with
people. We can do it wherever we happen to be. This leads to some questions.
When we connect to our devices, are we not connecting from the people around us?
Are we hiding behind a screen from the physical world and becoming antisocial in
turn? While there is a sense of panic about how the Internet is damaging
communication, there are also lots of people who believe that it is actually
making our friendships better. For better or worse, here are a few of the ways
the Internet is changing the way we communicate.
Online relationships. Online dating becomes cool ----- it removed the
embarrassment of forever-alone sitting at home imaging long walks on the beach
and candlelit dinner. According to The New York Times, about 50 million people
use Tinder every month. Outside of Tinder, online dating has increased rapidly
on platforms like RSVP and OKCupid. Gradually, dating online is just like
meeting someone at a bar these days.
Everyone is an expert. The blogger vs. journalist debate has been very hot
lately. While blogs are seen by their readers as an authentic channel of
communication, bloggers’ knowledge is often called into question by those, a
journalist, for example, who have taken a more traditional route to get where
they are. Thanks to the Internet, anyone with a keyboard can say anything they
want. On the other hand, online blogs have given rise to voices that may never
have been heard otherwise.
Social media. It has made us communicate with a much greater number of people
globally that used to only be working on a local level. While this is great when
it comes to keeping friendships alive over great distances, it also increases
the demands on people to keep a much larger number of relationships going at the
same time. Social media is a great tool, but if you find yourself looking
through Facebook while you’re at a dinner party or hanging out with others, it
may be time to reconsider your relationship with the Internet.
No matter what your opinion about whether the Internet has changed
communication for worse or better is, there’s no doubt that it plays a major
role in our lives today. So make sure you keep up with the latest technologies.
The Internet Is Changing Our 71.____________.
72.________ the Internet
* We wouldn’t be messaging someone 73. __________ we met six years ago.
* Before the74. ___________ of the Internet, there was no such thing as
With the Internet
This leads to several questions.
* When we connect to our devices, are we 75. ___________ from the people around
* Are we hiding behind a screen from the physical world and become antisocial in
* Still many people believe that in fact it is 76.___________ our relationships.
The changes in the 77. _______________
* Online relationships.
Dating online is becoming as 78. _________ as meeting someone at a bar these
* Everyone is an expert.
The blogger vs. journalist debate has been very hot lately.
* Social media.
It has 79._________ us to communicate with a much greater number of people
It is not 80.______________ that the Internet plays a major role in our lives
The Ministry of Education recently released a statement encouraging middle
schools to provide Wi-Fi coverage for their students. Do you think middle school
campuses should be covered with Wi-Fi?
In my opinion, Wi-Fi should cover campuses. The Internet contains an enormous
amount of information. If Wi-Fi could be used on campus, it would be more
convenient for students to surf the Internet to acquire the necessary knowledge
for their own learning. Of course, to make sure the Internet connection had a
positive influence on students’ studying, the school could work out technical
tools to guide them.
Han Xu, 17:
Personally, I think that Wi-Fi coverage is not a good thing. Everyone would
agree that not all information on the Internet isreliable. Students would be
likely to come across awful things like false information, even violence and
fraud, on the school Wi-Fi network. It would have a bad influence on the growth
of students, and may even lead to more serious problems.
M: Can you pass the chicken, please?
W: Sure. Do you want more potatoes and carrots?
M: No, thanks. I want to save room for that fruit salad.
W: Me, too!(1)
M: Who is older, your sister Katie or your cousin Martha?
W: My sister is the oldest of us three. I’m one year older than my cousin. (2)
W: I’ve been thinking about how I could teach my children to be more loving.
M: It sounds like a job for you and your husband. How about if I give you some
vacation time? You could take a family trip and talk more with your kids. (3)
W: What time is your class, Jake?
M: Noon. I’ve only got fifteen minutes to get there. (4)
W: I can drive you. My next class isn’t until a quarter after three.
M: What are you doing with two computers on your desk? You can’t possibly be
W: Sure I can. It’s something I learned from reading about Bill Gates. I’ve
found that I can increase my productivity like this. (5)
W: I like this apartment. Do you think we can afford it?
M: Yes, I think so. It’s not a very expensive apartment. It’s in the right area,
and it has everything that we are looking for. The rooms are quite large, too.
W: I love the balcony. We can’t sit outside and enjoy the sun in summer. We are
on the 12th floor now, so there’s a very nice view from the balcony.
M: The neighborhood is nice, too. There is a park nearby. (7)
W: Yes. And there are many houses nearby. I like it that the neighborhood isn’t
full of apartment blocks.
W: What time do you get up to go to work, Jerry?
M: I’m usually up by 6:00 and out of the house by 6:15. (8)
W: That’s pretty early. Don’t you start work at 9:00?
M: Well. I go to the gym every morning before I arrive at the office. There
aren’t many other people there at that time, and I usually don’t feel like
exercising after a long day at work. But the real reason is that it gives me the
energy I need to make it through the day. (9)
W: So, you take a shower at the gym every morning?
M: During the week, yes. I don’t go to the gym on the weekend. I get all the
exercise I need playing with my two sons at the park!
W: I’ll bet! My husband is always tired after he takes our daughter hiking in
the mountains on the weekends. (10)
M: Hey, Sophie, we should all get together and do something fun this weekend. I
know Molly would love to see you. (10)
W: That sounds great.
M: Hello? Um, can I get some help over here?
W: Sure thing. What’ll it be?
M: A menu, please.
W: we don’t serve food—just the beers you see on the wall. (11)
M: All right. What about that one? It’s German, right? (11)
W: Yeah, it is. Is that what you’d like?
M: Sure, that’ll do. But I’d like a cold one if you’ve got one.
W: Sure thing, sweetie. That’ll be $6.25.
M: Say, you’re kinda friendly, aren’t you? (13)
W: I suppose it comes with the job. It pays to be nice to people, don’t you
M: I suppose it does. That’s what my mother said to me anyway. (12) Oh, wait
.Wait a second, Oh, no. I can’t believe this!
W: What’s wrong?
M: I think I left my wallet somewhere.
W: It’s gotta be around here. Maybe on the floor?
M: No. It’s not there. I don’t know where it could be. Any chance you can be
nice and give me that beer for free?
W: No chance of that happening. If no one’s paying, I’m not so nice.
M: Oh, wow. I can’t believe today is our last day of school. No more teaching
for three months straight! So where are you going for summer vacation?(15)
W: A couple of months ago, one of my students gave me magazine. (14) I was
greatly interested in it. Now I get in my mailbox every month.
M: Why don’t you just read it online?
W: Well. I just love the photos, and sometimes I cut them out and put them up on
my wall. (16)
W: I have been planning my vacation ever since I got that first magazine. I pick
the most interesting photos, cut them out, and put them up on my wall, I look at
them and decide where I want to go most.
M: Most people just do that on Facebook, you know…
W: Well, I just prefer to do it this way.
M: So how many photos do you have on your wall?
W: About a dozen.
M: So have you decided where you will go?
W: Oh, yes. I even have my plane ticket. (17)
M: I can’t wait to hear where it is. Two months of planning and studying photos
…okay, so … where are you going?
W: To Morocco! I’ll be there for a month!
M: That sounds great!
Soccer star David Beckham, sometimes called “Becks” for short, was born on May
2, 1975 in London, England. At age 17, he started a professional career in
soccer, playing for Manchester United. (18) In 1999, he was a runner-up for
FIFA’s Player of the Year award. And in 2002, he played a major role on his
national team, as England qualified for the FIFA World Cup. In 2013, his
one-time coach Sven-Goran Eriksson called Beckham “the biggest sports
personality in the world”. Although Beckham retired from the game in 2013, he is
still doing well as a businessman, actor, model, and spokesman. His private life
has only added to his celebrity status. In 1997, Beckham met Victoria Adams,
also known as Posh Spice of the pop music group the Spice Girls. It was one of
the top music groups in the world at the time. They got married two years later,
and they now have four children together. (19)(20) Beckham has been one of the
most important figures in the advancement of soccer in the world. He continues
to raise money for charities around the world that use soccer to teach children
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Recently the Ministry of Education released a statement encouraging middle
schools to provide WiFi coverage for students. The statement has sparked a
Personally, I’m opposed to it. Although students can make good use of the
Internet in study, it’s hard to prevent them from using the Internet for
recreation. Since nowadays many students are addicted to surfing the Internet,
they need a digital detox break at school. Otherwise, they would be distracted
easily. Moreover, the excessive use of the network may weaken students’ ability
to solve problems themselves. Students in the modern age tend to search for
ready answers online instead of thinking independently. Last but not least,
school networks make for the rapid spread of unsafe information on campus, which
poses a threat to the normal life of both teachers and students.
To sum up, school WiFi coverage shouldn’t be put into practice in a gesture to
ensure a peaceful and secure school environment.
Recently the Ministry of Education released a statement encouraging middle
schools to provide WiFi coverage for students. The statement has sparked a
Personally, I’m in favor of it. All of us have come across such occasions when
we want to search for some information but it isn’t available in the textbooks.
In most cases we have to wait until we go home, but what if we have WiFi
coverage on campus? A library of information is just a click away. Moreover,
students can go online to acquire knowledge for themselves, thus enhancing their
ability of independent learning, critical thinking and self-discipline. Still,
others may be of the opinion that students may use the Internet for fun.
However, with modern technology, we can easily ban some websites to exclude the
possibility that some students use the Internet improperly.
So what matters is that we should educate students to use the Internet in an
appropriate way, thus turning it into a useful tool that serves us best.
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